We are proud to be signatories of the Care Leaver Covenant and have created an innovative pathway for Care Leavers to enter employment in the Health and Social Care sector. We recognise that Care Leavers often have high levels of life experience and resilience. Being care experienced themselves, they can bring valuable insights and perspectives to our practice and our Care Teams.
Unique Personnel runs a programme focused on supporting care leavers living in 16+ Semi-Independent Supported accommodation in their transition to independence year (from 17 years of age up to their 18th birthday) and their exit from the Care System.
We offer the opportunity for suitable candidates to work within our Care Team on the above programme.
We offer between two weeks up to 3 months of paid work experience (£150 per week) as an introduction to the sector.
Work Placement Description
During your time at Unique Personnel, you will gain experience in the following;
- Working in the main offices supporting with Admin staffs
- Engaging with service users and care workers via telephone monitoring and sometimes face to face.
- Working in the field, sometimes in partnership with the field supervisor for client assessments.
- Stakeholder engagement with social workers, care coordinators, nurses, etc.
Personal Qualities and Skills for the role
We are looking for individuals with;
- Good communication skills
- Computer skills
- Interpersonal Skills
At Unique Personnel we will help you to develop the qualities that are necessary for this role. So don’t worry if these are areas in which you need to improve, you may still be suitable for this opportunity.
To support you in taking up this opportunity, we will offer outreach to possible candidates. We are happy to provide Zoom calls to discuss any fears you may have around interviews or entering the workplace. We are committed to helping you prepare for this experience and offer support and encouragement to assist you in undertaking this opportunity.
We will offer permanent or temporary employment for anyone who wishes to take on a full-time position after the placement.